{The North Paran Book Buzzlist} Tax Week Special: Books About Making Money and Keeping It

The dreaded April 15 is just days away, which means it’s that time of the year again: depending on what your tax papers say, Uncle Sam is at your house either with his hand out or he’s digging into his pocket to hook you up. If it’s the former? Sorry my dude.  But if it’s the latter, well, maybe you might want to cop one or all! of these books NorthParan.com assembled to help us get our money right.


1. Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All, by Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock market. In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm.


2. Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur, by Dante Lee

Should I lower my price point? Give my new product away for free online? In this candid, 21st-century-savvy guide, Dante Lee illustrates how passion can become profit by addressing the questions that every businessperson needs to ask. Black Business Secrets discusses the entrepreneurial skills that African-American business owners must master in order to compete in a world where most new companies fail within three years.


3. Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, by Daniel Pink

Hip and hopeful, meticulously researched and joyously iconoclastic, Free Agent Nation will change your thinking and maybe even change your life.


4. The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams that Win Consistently, by Tony Dungy

Your only job is to help your players be better. That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life.


5. Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!: A Sister’s Guide to Ditching Your Debt, Mending Your Credit, and Building a Strong Financial Future, by Glinda Bridgforth

In this highly practical follow-up to her bestsellers Girl, Get Your Money Straight! and Girl, Make Your Money Grow!, financial expert Glinda Bridgforth delivers a power-packed plan for paying down debt, repairing your credit score, and securing your financial freedom along with a future that makes your heart sing.


6. Young Rich and Dangerous, by Jermaine Dupri

More than your average memoir, Young, Rich, and Dangerous is a road map for thousands who dream about making it big in the realm of entertainment or in the boardroom. What really happens behind the music? Dupri traces his experience in the music business, providing priceless advice for aspirants whether it’s rappers, producers, or executives who will follow in his footsteps.


The North Paran Book Buzzlist is a weekly feature produced by NorthParan.com that gives readers an entertaining digest of the most fascinating books that are being talked about by the black community today.

Remember: For every book you purchase at NorthParan.com, a new book will be given to a child in need!

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Denene Millner

Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.

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